MA in Conservation of Wall Paintings

Departmental Board

International Advisory Board

An International Advisory Board, meeting twice yearly, advises on the academic and teaching standards of the course through monitoring the content and organisation of the curriculum, and by advising on development and assessment. The Board also reviews and advises on the supervision of students engaged in research degrees.

Members are appointed for 3-year periods, coinciding with the triennial intake of students, though appointment of new members is staggered to provide continuity. The interdisciplinary and international nature of the course is reflected in the membership of the Board.

Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners ensures that the highest standards are maintained in the formal assessment of written examinations, individual research and vivas, particularly with regard to prevailing international standards of professional practice.

Ex-officio members of the Board of Examiners include the teaching staff of the Institute, as well as one or two external examiners, at least one of whom is from abroad. Members are appointed for 3-year periods for examination of all aspects of the students' work.

The Boards of Examiners for individual higher research degrees are appointed by the Board of Studies of the Institute.

Membership for 2010-13

Dr Jeremy Ashbee
Head Properties Curator, English Heritage

Dr JoAnn Cassar
Head, Department of the Built Heritage, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta

Robert Gowing
Solicitor, London

Dr Ravit Linn
Head, Conservation MA, Department of Archaeology, Haifa University

Francesca Piqué
Private conservator, Florence

Stephen Rickerby
Private conservator, London

Dr David Saunders
Keeper of Conservation and Science, The British Museum

Timothy P. Whalen
Director, The Getty Conservation Institute

Dr Paul Williamson
Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass, Victoria and Albert Museum

ex officio Courtauld Institute

* Dr Aviva Burnstock
Head, Department of Conservation and Technology

* Sharon Cather
Conservation of Wall Painting Department

* Charlotte Martin de Fonjaudran
Conservation of Wall Painting Department

* Prof David Park
Conservation of Wall Painting Department Chairman

Dr Peter Stewart
Courtauld Institute

Prof Deborah Swallow
Director, Courtauld Institute

*Sibylla Tringham
Conservation of Wall Painting Department

Membership 2007-10

Andrew Argyrakis
Conservation Officer, Council for the Care of Churches

Prof Dr Thomas Danzl
Leiter der Abteilung Konservierung und Restaurierung Bau- und Kunstdenkmalpflege, Bundesdenkmalamt, Vienna

Dr John Goodall
Architectural Editor, Country Life

Robert Gowing
Building Conservation and Research Team, English Heritage

Dr Christian Luczanits
Institut für Indische Kunstgeschichte, Freie Universität Berlin

* Francesca Piqué
Private conservator, Florence

Stephen Rickerby
Private conservator, London

Dr David Saunders
Keeper of Conservation, Documentation and Science, The British Museum

Dr Patricia Stirnemann
Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, CNRS, Paris

Timothy P. Whalen
Director, The Getty Conservation Institute

Dr Paul Williamson
Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass, Victoria and Albert Museum

ex officio Courtauld Institute

* Dr Aviva Burnstock
Department of Conservation and Technology

* Sharon Cather
Conservation of Wall Painting Department

Prof Paul Crossley
Courtauld Institute

* Charlotte Martin de Fonjaudran
Conservation of Wall Painting Department

* David Park
Conservation of Wall Painting Department Chairman

Dr Deborah Swallow
Director, Courtauld Institute